Casey Kotchman had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run.
Mariners starter Erik Bedard (4-7), just off the disabled list (knee) and the subject of trade rumors, showed the effects of his 32-day layoff. He threw 57 pitches in just 1 1-3 innings and was tagged for five runs and three hits, walking four and striking out two.
Blue Jays 3, Rangers 2
TORONTO (AP) _ J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer for Toronto, and Brett Cecil beat All-Star Alexi Ogando for the second straight start.
Cecil (4-4) pitched a four-hitter in Toronto’s 3-0 victory at Arlington last Sunday and was sharp again in this one. The left-hander allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season.
Frank Francisco worked the eighth and Jon Rauch pitched around Napoli’s homer to close it out for his ninth save.
Ogando (10-5) allowed three runs and four hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Royals 12, Indians 0
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Jeff Francis pitched eight sharp innings and Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam.
Billy Butler went deep twice and Alex Gordon also connected for Kansas City, which has won seven of 10. Butler hit a two-run shot in the first and a solo drive in the eighth, giving him five long balls in a four-game homer streak.
Butler came to the plate right after Cabrera’s grand slam in the fourth, and Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco promptly threw the first pitch at his head. Players from both dugouts and bullpens came on the field, and Carrasco was ejected.
Francis (4-11) won for the first time since June 10. He allowed four hits, struck out six and walked one.
Carrasco (8-9) lost his fifth straight start and has allowed seven home runs in his losing streak.
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